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The Golden Hind, replica of galleon captained by Sir Francis Drake. Moored at Brixham, UK

The Golden Hind, replica of galleon captained by Sir Francis Drake. Moored at Brixham, UK

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Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake Queen Elizabeth 1's privateers, or pirates, dependent on your point of view

Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake Queen Elizabeth 1's privateers, or pirates, dependent on your point of view

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Sir Francis Drake's ship, The Golden Hind: world encompassed by the above
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In 1577, Drake was secretly commissioned by Elizabeth I to set off on an expedition against the Spanish colonies on the American Pacific coa...

In 1577, Drake was secretly commissioned by Elizabeth I to set off on an expedition against the Spanish colonies on the American Pacific coa...

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Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013  Waist width mm: 108mm  Length cm: 172, 178, 184  Shape mm: 140-108-136  Sidecut m: 17.7 (184cm)  Stance mm: -20 (184cm)  Weight: 2,195 grams  Profile mm: 9-4-9   (Tip Early Rise-Camber-Tail Early Rise)

Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013 Waist width mm: 108mm Length cm: 172, 178, 184 Shape mm: 140-108-136 Sidecut m: 17.7 (184cm) Stance mm: -20 (184cm) Weight: 2,195 grams Profile mm: 9-4-9 (Tip Early Rise-Camber-Tail Early Rise)

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The replica of Sir Francis Drake's English galleon GOLDEN HIND. She was originally named Pelican but he changed the to Golden Hind, mid-voyage, in 1568 to compliment his patron, Sir Christopher Patton.

The replica of Sir Francis Drake's English galleon GOLDEN HIND. She was originally named Pelican but he changed the to Golden Hind, mid-voyage, in 1568 to compliment his patron, Sir Christopher Patton.

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The Drake Jewel given to Sir Francis Drake by Elizabeth I probably in the year 1586. Victoria and Albert Museum.

The Drake Jewel given to Sir Francis Drake by Elizabeth I probably in the year 1586. Victoria and Albert Museum.

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The Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drakes historic sailing ship replica under full sail, off the US west coast at sunrise, commemorating Drake's around the world (1577-1580) Voyage of Discovery, property released,.  COPYRIGHT:Joel Rogers

The Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drakes historic sailing ship replica under full sail, off the US west coast at sunrise, commemorating Drake's around the world (1577-1580) Voyage of Discovery, property released,. COPYRIGHT:Joel Rogers

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Sir Francis Drake (born on 1540, died in 1596) is today remembered as one of the most famous Privateers that worked for the English Crown. During his active years he fought relentlessly against the Spanish, winning countless battles against their ships and pillaging their harbors.

Sir Francis Drake (born on 1540, died in 1596) is today remembered as one of the most famous Privateers that worked for the English Crown. During his active years he fought relentlessly against the Spanish, winning countless battles against their ships and pillaging their harbors.

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